Blue Garnet

Strategy formation, performance management, results & impact, capacity building

Los Angeles, California

United States

www.bluegarnet.net

About Blue Garnet

Blue Garnet is a social purpose company focused on making strategies real. They care about lasting social change and helping organizations achieve it with certainty. As a strategy and management consulting firm, their mission is to work with organizations to create lasting social change by harnessing the combined power of business acumen and social impact. Blue Garnet partners with clients to bring insight and new perspectives to their work.

In their work with clients, Blue Garnet blends social mindedness with the same rigor and standards for excellence practiced by top tier management consulting firms. They envision a society made better by organizations that leverage market principles to capitalize on opportunities in communities of need. Blue Garnet specializes in working with organizations that pursue a triple bottom line, supporting their vision of creating lasting social impact through social entrepreneurship and innovation. They facilitate social change by:

  • Transforming the way their clients think about their organizations
  • Enhancing the way their clients deliver on their missions by building their capacity building
  • Generating actionable, relevant, and high impact insights and recommendations
  • Unyielding commitment and enthusiastic dedication to creating lasting social change
  • Rigorous, analytical and collaborative approach toward problem-solving
  • Wide range of experiences working hand-in-hand with clients and stakeholders at all levels - e.g. CEOs, funders, line staff, board directors, community members

Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. We believe that business has a higher social purpose beyond profit, and as such have been pursuing a triple bottom line for over twelve years. Attaining the B Corp Certification has allowed us to formally communicate our values to the world.

The Change We Seek®

Blue Garnet is well on their way to helping hundreds of organizations go from good to exceptional. The team looks forward to working with others in the B Corp community to generate lasting social impact.

Blue Garnet’s vision for impact is focused on transforming Southern California. While various projects have taken Blue Garnet throughout the state, the team takes learnings and applies them to their work with organizations at home. It is Blue Garnet’s goal that by 2022, 200 impact-driven organizations will have expanded their ability to create a better Southern California.

Four key ingredients are necessary to help Blue Garnet achieve this impact. Specifically, the firm is focused on:

  • Effectively securing and managing projects for clients positioned to make lasting social change
  • Innovating and adapting to build market through thought leadership and tools focused on making strategy real
  • Attracting, developing and retaining the right team, who individually demonstrate a commitment to the combined power of business acumen and social impact
  • Operating in a financially sustainable manner
What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

7
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

24
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

42
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

27
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

13
6
Overall B Score
112
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

view full reports ยป

Company Highlights: 

Governance: Employee training includes instruction about social mission; Engages with external stakeholders through third party surveys; Discloses financial information to employees; Uses organizational dashboard tied to social and firm performance measures.

Workers: All employees paid living wage; Offers a partially funded retirement plan; Established, formal process for providing performance feedback to all employees; Offers flexible work schedules.

Community: Gives preference to local, sustainable and fair trade suppliers; Written local purchasing policy; Written policy giving preference to women or minority owned suppliers; Donates >10% of profits to charity.

Environment: Company uses an office wide recovery and recycling program that includes paper; 100% of the square footage of company facilities are located within 1/2 mile of public transportation.

Consumers:  Serve exclusively social purpose nonprofits, foundations and companies by helping them become high performing to better achieve their missions.

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

Miscellany: 

Social Media: